Etihad airways meals are complimentary in all cabin class across the entire Etihad network. Economy class passengers will enjoy a choice of up to 3 main meal choices and a bar service consisting of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. In April 2019 Etihad introduced a new meal concept in economy class they have removed the salad and appetiser from economy class meals in favour of larger main meal portions.

As part of the new dining sequence, you will be served the main hot meal first, once this is cleared away you will be served tea/coffee and dessert. On shorter flights, dessert will be served with the main meal.

There is now a new paid snack service on flights also, see further info below.

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ECONOMY CLASS BUY ON BOARD

On ultra long haul and long-haul flights, the airline has introduced a range of extras for you to purchase, these items do not replace the main meal service, but allow you to purchase snacks/drinks and other food options should you wish to do so.

Items you can purchase onboard include a tapas box, hot dishes, and premium sweet and savoury snacks, brands include Bateel, Starbucks, Thorntons, Cawston Press, Heavenly, Perrier and Barebells.

Payments onboard can be made by all GCC and major international currencies as well you can pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and JCB credit cards in UAE Dirhams. Note that Debit cards and prepaid credit cards are not accepted.

You can take a look at the menu right here.

SPECIAL MEALS

Should be ordered no later than 24 hours prior to departure, but note that Kosher meals require at least 72 hours notice.

Special meals on Etihad include:

Vegetarian meal, Hindu meal, Kosher meal, Jain meal, Asian vegetarian meal, Bland meal, Diabetic meal, Fruit platter meal, Gluten-free meal, Low-calorie meal, Low fat/cholesterol meal, Low sodium meal, Non-lactose meal, Raw vegetable meal, Seafood meal, Vegetarian Lacto–Ovo meal, Vegetarian oriental meal, Child meal, Baby meal.

Contact the airline here to book your special meal or for further information on special meals check here.

BUSINESS CLASS

Passengers Choose from an extensive á la carte range with the assistance of onboard chefs and Food and Beverage Managers. Inflight menus are inspired by upmarket bistros from around the globe, and longer flights offer all-day dining options.

FIRST CLASS

First class dining on Etihad is inspired by menus from the world’s leading fine dining restaurants, with meals served on fine bone chinaware and drinks served in crystal glassware. Passengers can dine at their private table by their personal inflight chef and enjoy a Canape service, pre-dessert courses and Parisian style Cafe Gourmand.

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